A minor earthquake with magnitude 3 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 63 kilometers (39 miles) from The Bottom in Bonaire in Saint Eustatius and Saba . Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pr16043003. Id of event: pr16043003. Global time and date of event 12/02/16 / 2016-02-12 10:16:25 / February 12, 2016 @ 10:16 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 53 km (33 miles). Exact location of event, depth 53 km, -63.8395° West, 17.5287° North. The temblor was reported at 06:16:25 / 6:16 am (local time epicenter).
Country/countries that might be effected, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba (c. 18 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was The Bottom. Earthquake epicenter was 63 km (39 miles) from The Bottom (c. 500 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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